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Jan 17, 2009 - 03:30 PM
Arnold Should Give Prop 11 Money Back To Ponzi Schemerby Mark Reback
Oh, this is rich... The Sacramento Bee reports that Arnold collected $250K last year to finance the political reform ballot measure Prop 11, from Scott Rothstein, who is now being accused of running a massive Ponzi-style fraud in Florida.
Technically, the money went to the Prop 11 campaign, but Prop 11 was Arnold's pet project. Nobody gives that amount of money for "better government", especially from Florida, and it's very likely that Rothstein wouldn't have given the money if Arnold didn't personally fly to Sunshine State to lobby him.
Arnold's spokesman Aaron McLear said that Schwarzenegger asked Florida Gov. Crist to help him raise money for the Proposition 11 campaign and flew to Florida for the event Crist organized. "The governor met Rothstein at the event," McLear said, and that was where the photo federal agents found was taken.
We all know that Arnold can afford to pay back the tainted money. And the gov has a personal obligation to return the money or give it to charity since Prop 11 was his pet project.
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